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News from ALG Online 

May 2011


As sunlight scatters through the atmosphere, it turns the entire sky dome into a daylight source. The proper use of daylight coupled with thoughtful electric lighting design and control applications can signifcantly reduce energy used by lighting.


ALG Online devotes an entire chapter to understanding the impacts of daylight on commercial spaces and effective ways to integrate daylighting strategies into low-energy building designs.


To see more, log in to ALG Online and visit the daylighting chapter. The content covers technical background, daylight sources, design strategies, fenestration technologies, electric light and controls integration and simulation tools.

Meet an ALG Author 


Kosta PapamichaelALG Online was created with the help of over 20 authors--leading experts in lighting education, research, engineering, manufacturing, and design.  


Dr. Konstantinos 'Kosta' Papamichael is one of our notable authors contributing the ALG chapter on daylighting. Kosta is a professor of design and the co-director of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis.  


During the last 30 years, Kosta has conducted research and development on energy efficiency strategies and technologies for buildings, focusing on fenestration systems and daylighting, the integration of electric lighting and fenestration controls, and design and development of computer-based tools that facilitate energy and environmental impact considerations for building design and operation decision-making. Kosta has authored/co-authored over 80 publications related to research and development in these areas, and holds four patents on lighting controls.


He is the chair of the Daylighting Committee of the Illuminating Engineering Society, which recognized his work in photosensor lighting controls for daylight harvesting as a unique and significant advancement to the art and science of lighting.

Notices & Events
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Join Us for ALG Online Webinars. We are offering two educational webinars introducing participants to this comprehensive tool and showing how ALG Online can help designers, architects, engineers, facilities managers and others incorporate the most advanced, energy-saving strategies and technologies into their projects.  

ALG Online: introduction to best practices in advanced lighting design

June 7 | 1-2:00 pm Central

Cost: Free


ALG Online: in-depth review of best practices in advanced
lighting design

June 21 | 1-2:00 pm Central

Cost: Free


Click here for details and to register.


Get a valuable glimpse inside the ALG! See the Featured Content 

from the Daylight Sources section of the Daylighting Chapter!





The Advanced Lighting Guidelines, the premier resource for energy-efficient lighting design, technologies and applications, is now available on the Web as ALG Online.


ALG Online has been developed by New Buildings Institute (NBI) as part of its Advanced Buildings suite of tools and resources to help design teams and other commercial building professionals create high performance commercial buildings.  


Thanks to our Advanced Lighting Guidelines Sponsors and Contributors. Without their support and committment to high performance commercial building, this valuable resource would not be available.





























































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ALG Online is developed by New Buildings Institute (NBI) as part of its Advanced Buildings™ suite of tools and resources to help design teams and other lighting professionals improve the energy performance of commercial buildings.